MBA, MAM, and GBS students at the Yale School of Management may pursue an optional concentration in management science drawing on Yale SOM faculty’s broad expertise in applying quantitative methods to challenges in business and management. International students who pursue the management science concentration will have the opportunity to qualify for an additional two-year STEM extension of the Post-Completion OPT work permission*. Students will earn the concentration by completing a minimum of 16 credit units (cu) of eligible courses. For MBA students, 6 cu of the requirement will come from the MBA core.
The following definition of management science, stated in the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), guides a faculty committee in determining which courses are eligible for the concentration:
The Management Science concentration is a general program focusing on the application of statistical modeling, data warehousing/mining, programming, forecasting, and operations research techniques to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance. Includes instruction in optimization theory and mathematical techniques, data warehousing/mining, stochastic & dynamic modeling, operations analysis, and the design and testing of prototype systems/evaluation models.
This page lists the eligible courses at Yale.
*Enrollment in a STEM field is the first qualification in a series of eligibility criteria for STEM OPT extension. Further information about eligibility and requirements for the STEM OPT extension is available on the Department of Homeland Security website and through Yale’s Office of International Students and Scholars.